'Do No Harm' Canceled by NBC

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February 8th, 2013

After just two airings, Do No Harm has been canceled by NBC, and pulled from its schedule.

It premiered to a very low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, then fell even further to a 0.7 rating in its second week. For the next two weeks, NBC will air repeats of Law & Order: SVU on Thrsday at 10pm.

  • Michael

    nbc should think of the promo work, instead of cancelling everything after a bad start.

  • Tommy M.

    I think the biggest reason NBC chose SVU over Chicago Fire is that they have a reasonable idea of what SVU repeats can do. They have Sweeps to think about until the 27th so they needed to make a safe choice.

  • Tommy M.

    @ Michael

    Do No Harm didn’t just have a bad start, it had the worst premiere ratings in history for any of the big 4 broadcast networks.

  • No_Lie

    Chicago Fire is already being rerun on Saturdays

  • Keith

    @ CRIMTV “WTF NBC?! Do No Harm is cancelled and you air damn LAW & ORDER: SVU REPEATS, but NOT REVOLUTION. I was supporting NBC, but they put Revolution on a 4 MONTH BREAK AND DON’T REPEAT IT, They are delusional!”

    Rants like this always crack me up. How were you “supporting” NBC? Unless you have a Nielsen Box, I doubt NBC will miss your support!

  • TV Gord

    Oh my God, how will I ever continue without Do No Harm??? My life will never be the–oh, look, it’s snowing…

  • Mike

    What will happen to the remaining episodes

  • Doug

    Hmmm… maybe they are thinking of moving SVU there. CF doesn’t seem to need the lead-in, and it would plug a hole for NBC.

  • Ceej

    So will Flop Center move back to Thursday by March? I agree, CF or even Grimm repeats(didn’t they do that after The Firm was banished to Saturdays?) would’ve been better ideas, but it’s only for a couple weeks. And no, Revolution repeats would’ve certainly done worse.

    At this point, I’d put Hannibal on Fridays at 10/9c; from Prime Suspect to Awake to RC and now DNH, putting Hannibal on Thursday would be the kiss of death, plus it’d be a good fit with Grimm in that they’re both ‘niche’ shows, and would be a nice alternative to a newsmagazine and an old-skewing cop drama.

  • Tommy M.

    I dont read any meaning into SVU repeats airing on Thursdays. It’s likely just a stop gap until NBC is ready to premiere something else there.

  • s0303

    not surprised this failed, the whole concept looked beyond dumb…

  • JustToClarify

    The grammar… The formatting… The spelling…

    The horror.

  • Dan

    Didn’t see this one coming. ;p

  • Shepherd

    It was never a question of if, only what they would air in its stead. I guess SVU repeats gives them a chance to stall until they come up with a plan.

  • CrimTV


    I live in the UK, therefore it’s impossible for me to have a Nielsen box – Unless I was a hardcore Nielsen fan and have become obsessed with owning a Nielsen box :) . I support NBC because they are the underdog, just because I support NBC doesn’t mean I have to own a Nielsen box!

  • CrimTV

    I’d say, let Go On and TNN run their remaining few episodes and air Hannibal after The Voice on Tuesdays, stopping all the comedies having to compete!

  • rob60990

    “Chicago Fire is already being rerun on Saturdays”

    So does SVU.

  • Ultima

    Why aren’t they airing Chicago Fire repeats there instead of SVU?? Chicago Fire is newer and could use the exposure

    Chicago Fire is already airing twice a week…

  • sara

    Way to go NBC. How much time and money wasted on this one? Networks used to understand the need for consistency and establishing viewer patterns. Too many people being paid too much money and being tooo clueless to run a network

  • Ultima

    “Chicago Fire is already being rerun on Saturdays”

    So does SVU.

    NBC had pulled the Saturday SVU repeats this month.

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